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Experts Detail Flaws in Apple Child-Porn Tracking System

Oct. 15, 2021, 5:34 PM

A method promulgated by Apple Inc. and the European Union to scan people’s digital storage repositories for evidence of child pornography and other illegal content is a “dangerous technology” that can’t be implemented in a way that accomplishes the dual feat of preserving users’ privacy while helping government agencies conduct investigations, a group of prominent cryptographers and other security experts wrote in a report published Friday.

The 46-page report counts among its 14 authors pioneers in encryption software. It outlines, in detail, what the authors deem the numerous risks of a technique called “client-side scanning,” which was at the heart ...

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